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by Robert.A.Jr.
August 12th, 2020, 4:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's a fair resolution to a shipping snaffu?
Replies: 10
Views: 600

Re: What's a fair resolution to a shipping snaffu?

I think the lesson during these times is clear: don't have anything shipped if a delay would be disastrous. Period. This 100x. Been mentioned on some other threads, too. I’m surprised that retailers don’t mention it, but I am also surprised that people are surprised snafus in shipping are happening...
by Robert.A.Jr.
August 11th, 2020, 6:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Critic Palate Guide
Replies: 36
Views: 1493

Re: Wine Critic Palate Guide

It’s ironic to me that, at a time when we need less of them, there is actually more of them. The democratization of the world of wine has been here for quite some time, with so much incredible information on the Internet, where access to information is no longer through these once-gatekeepers. Until...
by Robert.A.Jr.
August 11th, 2020, 4:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Coudert Fleurie Clos de la Roilette (France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Fleurie)
Replies: 10
Views: 350

Re: TN: 2011 Coudert Fleurie Clos de la Roilette (France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Fleurie)

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
August 11th, 2020, 4:48 pm
Somehow it’s been years since I bought this wine. Need to get a bunch. Soon. Need some more unbridled Beaujolais joy in my life.
2014, 2016 and 2017, in that order of preference, are really fine. 2015 and 2018 are worthy buys, but keep in mind, these are big wines. Love the 2014.
by Robert.A.Jr.
August 11th, 2020, 4:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Coupla Cornas
Replies: 24
Views: 2516

Re: A Coupla Cornas

So the vineyard makes the biggest difference? There is a difference.
by Robert.A.Jr.
August 11th, 2020, 4:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Coudert Fleurie Clos de la Roilette (France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Fleurie)
Replies: 10
Views: 350

Re: TN: 2011 Coudert Fleurie Clos de la Roilette (France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Fleurie)

I literally just opened the 2018 of the same wine tonight. I obviously opened it up way too young, much too tannic for me but certainly was a mouthful. The '17 is drinking nicely if you like them young. But it was better on day 2 (refrigerated in between). Drinking another bottle right now with a s...
by Robert.A.Jr.
August 11th, 2020, 12:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Margaux - visiting Clos du Jaugueyron
Replies: 10
Views: 351

Re: Margaux - visiting Clos du Jaugueyron

Thanks all! Mel, there is definitely a sort of similarity with BAMA but Clos du Jaugueyron is more up to date, not in the sense of what some call "modern" i.e. very ripe and oaky, but in the sense that Les Roches Neuves is in Saumur-Champigny. I actually told Stéphanie that Monsieur Boyer was like ...
by Robert.A.Jr.
August 11th, 2020, 7:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are magnums worth 3X. the price.
Replies: 30
Views: 1410

Re: Are magnums worth 3X. the price.

C. Mc Cart wrote:
August 11th, 2020, 7:02 am
Robert, it's almost like you're referring to someone on this board.... [wink.gif]
LOL, not intentionally, but well.... ;)

And I’ve been known to do this upon rare occasion.
by Robert.A.Jr.
August 11th, 2020, 6:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are magnums worth 3X. the price.
Replies: 30
Views: 1410

Re: Are magnums worth 3X. the price.

Once you get into the 2x+ pricing, clearly you are dealing with Baller wines for people who wanna really Ball by walking in with a Maggie of some cult. Most wines do not have that kind of multiplier on a magnum format. This is pure marketing and hype BS.
by Robert.A.Jr.
August 11th, 2020, 5:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Critic Palate Guide
Replies: 36
Views: 1493

Re: Wine Critic Palate Guide

Oh man this will be a great thread, bring the popcorn and Scotch. And could be a very helpful, interesting thread. I know I have some definitive views, lol, ranging from charlatan to savant.
by Robert.A.Jr.
August 10th, 2020, 7:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Coudert Fleurie Clos de la Roilette (France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Fleurie)
Replies: 10
Views: 350

Re: TN: 2011 Coudert Fleurie Clos de la Roilette (France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Fleurie)

Have always loved this 2011. Loved the vintage, too. All my faves performed very well. Thanks for the check-in. I have quite a bit of the Roilette cuvees left.
by Robert.A.Jr.
August 10th, 2020, 4:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14063
Views: 684421

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

I bit all over the Crush clearance today of 2017 Roilette Cuvee Tardive at $22.99. Stoopid price for an excellent wine. Remains one of the finest wines made in the world and the price is just silly for the quality year after year.
by Robert.A.Jr.
August 10th, 2020, 12:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14063
Views: 684421

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Neal.Mollen wrote:
August 10th, 2020, 12:15 pm
a bunch of Lagrange halves. Thanks Julian!
Awesome
by Robert.A.Jr.
August 10th, 2020, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got the RONA...no smell, no taste, no WINE!
Replies: 109
Views: 5501

Re: Got the RONA...no smell, no taste, no WINE!

No doubt, when I started back, the alcohol smacked me very quickly. Even last night I didn’t pour the Scotch too heavily. Still effecting me a bit more than usual.
by Robert.A.Jr.
August 10th, 2020, 6:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Nothing screams "Summer!" like gazpacho, ceviche and Sancerre!
Replies: 14
Views: 512

Re: Nothing screams "Summer!" like gazpacho, ceviche and Sancerre!

Damn just the title made me drool! That sounds fantastic, thanks for the post.
by Robert.A.Jr.
August 10th, 2020, 5:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got the RONA...no smell, no taste, no WINE!
Replies: 109
Views: 5501

Re: Got the RONA...no smell, no taste, no WINE!

I can finally taste and smell...and this is the wine that did it! After a couple previous attempts, which had my palate tasting SO much acid that I could strip paint...I’m finally able to enjoy this wine, and taste the fruit and most of the nuances! Four weeks to the day since I last enjoyed vino. ...
by Robert.A.Jr.
August 10th, 2020, 5:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Visiting Beychevelle
Replies: 15
Views: 822

Re: Visiting Beychevelle

Fantastic write-up, Julian! Thanks so much for taking the time to share it. I am very fond of the Beychevelles of the 80s (including the less-heralded 83s and 85s) but they have become quite aggressive on pricing for what they produce so I have not invested in more recent vintages. This +100! I thi...
by Robert.A.Jr.
August 10th, 2020, 4:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Visiting Lagrange
Replies: 15
Views: 672

Re: Visiting Lagrange

Thanks, Julian, your two posts have been fantastic. I need to give Lagrange more attention. Your note on the oak waS spot on for me, but to hear you and MarkG speak positively about the estate these days, coupled with the reasonable pricing, I’m listening! I did grab some 2010 recently, will look fo...
by Robert.A.Jr.
August 9th, 2020, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux
Replies: 40
Views: 1529

Re: TN: 2017 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux

Pardon the reference, Davey Duck-pants, but that’s crazy talk. Seriously, that MW is off his rocker and just does not understand Loire Cab Franc. ..... Robert, My pink, duck-embroidered, cord trousers are just stupendous, aren't they? How often does one find an item of clothing as brilliant as them...
by Robert.A.Jr.
August 9th, 2020, 5:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux
Replies: 40
Views: 1529

Re: TN: 2017 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux

Afternoon all, I've found the 2017 Baudry's quite accessible - as far as his wines go. When I had this I I found about two hours in a decanter to be adequate protection from turning my gums into leather. This was quite a nice drink after all that time in a decanter. I suppose it is good that someon...
by Robert.A.Jr.
August 8th, 2020, 7:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Share your thoughts on Margaux
Replies: 24
Views: 1694

Re: Share your thoughts on Margaux

BAMA. Not, not the MAGA kind of BAMA, the Bordeaux version of BAMA. Best Awesome Margaux Around. BAMA. You will not find this on Leve’s site: https://vinous.com/articles/last-man-standing-bel-air-marquis-d-aligre-may-2018 A fantastic wine. If you like Malescot, I will warn you that this wine is a po...
by Robert.A.Jr.
August 7th, 2020, 6:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The perfect Super Seconds hypothetical tasting
Replies: 17
Views: 912

Re: The perfect Super Seconds hypothetical tasting

D@ve D y r 0 f f wrote:
August 7th, 2020, 5:24 pm
1989 Pichon Baron would be a good start.
So hard to beat, a fantastic choice.
by Robert.A.Jr.
August 7th, 2020, 5:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py
Replies: 62
Views: 2591

Re: TN: 2018 Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py

I opened another bottle tonight based on this thread. This wine is awful. I suppose there is a place for it. That place would be the toilet. Over-hot Liqueur cherry meets candied raspberry confiture. It’s as if Robert Parker murdered Foillard halfway through the harvest and then just ran amok. Peop...
by Robert.A.Jr.
August 7th, 2020, 1:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Explain Like I’m Five: The Method to Your Madness in Standing Wines Up Before Consuming
Replies: 62
Views: 2635

Re: Explain Like I’m Five: The Method to Your Madness in Standing Wines Up Before Consuming

I'm with those who don't stand the wines up but will carefully remove the bottle keeping it in the same position with minimal jostling and decant from that position. Of course this is only for older wines where you suspect there might be a noticeable amount of sediment. This is me, but I see the po...
by Robert.A.Jr.
August 7th, 2020, 8:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WA 100/100 and the price of 2016 Sandrone Barolo le Vigne
Replies: 28
Views: 2363

Re: WA 100/100 and the price of 2016 Sandrone Barolo le Vigne

Larner really does a good job. The article was very, very informative but also her tasting notes show a great work ethic... whether you like/agree with her scores or not, she does the most complete tasting notes and you get the best sense of what you will find in the bottle. Here an example of the ...
by Robert.A.Jr.
August 7th, 2020, 4:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine and the NBA bubble in Orlando
Replies: 44
Views: 2403

Re: NBA Player’s Unofficial Wine Club

Reddick should have just called Carnes and Alfert to bring him some stuff. Between the two, they could have sourced great rhones and burgs. But then again, they'd have to know who Redick is. Enter Fu and me. Clearly Redick needs to get on Wineberserkers so he can get his fix same-day. Kane, you put...
by Robert.A.Jr.
August 7th, 2020, 4:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WA 100/100 and the price of 2016 Sandrone Barolo le Vigne
Replies: 28
Views: 2363

Re: WA 100/100 and the price of 2016 Sandrone Barolo le Vigne

John Morris wrote:
August 6th, 2020, 10:09 am
A very compelling note!
Yea no kidding, an outstanding note in how it conveys detail plus emotion. Compelling.

I have not really followed her and tried to figure out here palate preferences, but do see her notes on many Italian wines.

Where is she on the spectrum, John - taste spectrum.
by Robert.A.Jr.
August 6th, 2020, 8:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Four recent -- 00 Sociando-Mallet, 14 Fevre Lys, 16 Gilles Cornas, 16 Bertheau C-M
Replies: 12
Views: 614

Re: Four recent -- 00 Sociando-Mallet, 14 Fevre Lys, 16 Gilles Cornas, 16 Bertheau C-M

2016 Bertheau Chambolle Musigny -- this represents the new normal of $79 Village Burgundies, so I really didn't want to like it. I don't want to live in a world where I'm chasing $79 village Burgundy. I bought one bottle out of curiosity and was primed to find faults. Unfortunately I loved it. The ...
by Robert.A.Jr.
August 6th, 2020, 8:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! (striding confidently when not prancing)
Replies: 1147
Views: 53568

Re: It's critic bingo! (striding confidently when not prancing)

Does this mean the wine is a bow-wow? Deep garnet in color, the 2010 Lafon-Rochet comes bounding out of the glass with sit-up-and-beg notes of creme de cassis, blackberry pie and blueberry preserves followed by suggestions of Chinese five spices, potpourri and tilled soil. Full-bodied and concentra...
by Robert.A.Jr.
August 6th, 2020, 8:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14063
Views: 684421

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Howard Cooper wrote:
August 6th, 2020, 8:10 am
Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
August 3rd, 2020, 12:50 pm
The Devil down in FL always wins
I thought the devil went down to Georgia

He’s dead. Stay up with it!
by Robert.A.Jr.
August 6th, 2020, 7:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux
Replies: 40
Views: 1529

Re: TN: 2017 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux

IlkkaL wrote:
August 6th, 2020, 6:56 am
Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
August 6th, 2020, 6:33 am
It’s seems like an odd selection even for a boutique hotel.
Perhaps a boutique hotel in a building that used to be a barn? [snort.gif]
I’d buy it!!
by Robert.A.Jr.
August 6th, 2020, 7:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux
Replies: 40
Views: 1529

Re: TN: 2017 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux

IlkkaL wrote:
August 6th, 2020, 6:56 am
Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
August 6th, 2020, 6:33 am
It’s seems like an odd selection even for a boutique hotel.
Perhaps a boutique hotel in a building that used to be a barn? [snort.gif]
I’d buy it!!
by Robert.A.Jr.
August 6th, 2020, 6:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux
Replies: 40
Views: 1529

Re: TN: 2017 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux

It’s seems like an odd selection even for a boutique hotel.
by Robert.A.Jr.
August 6th, 2020, 4:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12177
Views: 456362

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Scott Brunson wrote:
August 5th, 2020, 5:25 pm
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That’s awesome 😎
by Robert.A.Jr.
August 6th, 2020, 4:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux
Replies: 40
Views: 1529

Re: TN: 2017 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux

I have not yet tried the 2017, but it does seem odd to have this in a hotel minibar. Not a “mass-appeal” wine.
by Robert.A.Jr.
August 6th, 2020, 4:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Opus One
Replies: 20
Views: 1259

Re: Opus One

I went to an Opus organized dinner several months ago. The dinner was paired with the Ouverture, 2016 Opus and 2005 Opus. The Ouverture is decent but nothing special, and quite over-priced. The 2016 Opus has great materials but painfully young, as you might expect. Certainly did not show to me as it...
by Robert.A.Jr.
August 5th, 2020, 5:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!
Replies: 109
Views: 9102

Re: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!

Interesting about the fixation on weight. Like race bikes, and other things I won’t mention, sometimes light is too light. Light also breaks. I would not have an issue if these glasses were actually a bit heavier and a little bit stiffer. I do feel the bowl sway on aggressive initial swirls. Like t...
by Robert.A.Jr.
August 5th, 2020, 11:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Four recent -- 00 Sociando-Mallet, 14 Fevre Lys, 16 Gilles Cornas, 16 Bertheau C-M
Replies: 12
Views: 614

Re: Four recent -- 00 Sociando-Mallet, 14 Fevre Lys, 16 Gilles Cornas, 16 Bertheau C-M

My thoughts from April on this vintage of Sociando: #8 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:06 pm I’ve noted before this vintage of Sociando has variability. I’ve gone through about a case. If you do not like pyrazine notes in your wine, do not buy this vintage of Sociando. It can range from v...
by Robert.A.Jr.
August 5th, 2020, 9:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Increased corkage post-COVID?
Replies: 179
Views: 5226

Re: Increased corkage post-COVID?

Damn Nick, that’s some deep stuff. Kudos for such a thoughtful post.
by Robert.A.Jr.
August 5th, 2020, 7:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Increased corkage post-COVID?
Replies: 179
Views: 5226

Re: Increased corkage post-COVID?

I can't imagine bringing wine into a restaurant right now. Some really interesting points and observations. Looking beyond some of the vitriol and castigation here, I have definitely learned something. Good thread, all things considered. I also think absolutes cannot apply here. Every locale and re...
by Robert.A.Jr.
August 5th, 2020, 5:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lets talk SA Chenin Blanc!
Replies: 16
Views: 584

Re: Lets talk SA Chenin Blanc!

Raats makes a really nice Chenin that is sub$15 and imminently quaffable. I buy it in most years, wife loves it. Here is Neal’s note on the 2019: The 2019 Original Chenin Blanc comes from two soil types: decomposed granite and sandstone, with six months’ aging on the lees. The lively, outgoing bouqu...
by Robert.A.Jr.
August 4th, 2020, 7:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14063
Views: 684421

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

4 x 2019 Lapierre Morgan Sans Soufre Such gorgeous stuff. What's your take on the 2019s from Beaujolais so far? Unfortunately I have not tried any but William Kelley appears to favor them. Hard to go wrong with Lapierre SS in any vintage, though. My comment on it being gorgeous was meant to be more...
by Robert.A.Jr.
August 4th, 2020, 5:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!
Replies: 109
Views: 9102

Re: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!

Interesting about the fixation on weight. Like race bikes, and other things I won’t mention, sometimes light is too light. Light also breaks. I would not have an issue if these glasses were actually a bit heavier and a little bit stiffer. I do feel the bowl away on aggressive initial swirls. Like th...
by Robert.A.Jr.
August 4th, 2020, 4:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14063
Views: 684421

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

4 x 2019 Lapierre Morgan Sans Soufre

Such gorgeous stuff.
by Robert.A.Jr.
August 4th, 2020, 4:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py
Replies: 62
Views: 2591

Re: TN: 2018 Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py

One last point: even more than usual, for 2018, I think there should be an emphasis on the serving temp of Beaujolais wines. Feels like the sweet spot is ~15 degrees celsius to keep them nice and brisk. What red is most affected by serving temp would be a great thread. I tend to drink my Beaujolais...
by Robert.A.Jr.
August 3rd, 2020, 5:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar
Replies: 231
Views: 10134

Re: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar

David Glasser wrote:
August 3rd, 2020, 1:43 pm
I rarely buy even case quantities so mine will pale in comparison. Still have a fair number of some wedding and birth year wines:
11 x 1989 Lynch Bages
11 x 1988 Krug
11 x 2016 Produttori Barbaresco
10 x 1988 Lynch Bages
Mic drop! 🎤
by Robert.A.Jr.
August 3rd, 2020, 5:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Consolidated 2016 Beaujolais TNs
Replies: 64
Views: 8420

Re: Consolidated 2016 Beaujolais TNs

My tasting note for the 2016 Marcel Lapierre Morgon N (San Soufre):



Like baby powder on your bum.
by Robert.A.Jr.
August 3rd, 2020, 12:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14063
Views: 684421

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

The Devil down in FL always wins
by Robert.A.Jr.
August 3rd, 2020, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14063
Views: 684421

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Corey N. wrote:
August 3rd, 2020, 12:10 pm
Dave McIsaac wrote:
August 3rd, 2020, 12:07 pm
Corey N. wrote:
August 3rd, 2020, 11:30 am
Rougeard:
2013 Clos
2014 Clos
2014 Poyeux
Looks like somebody is pulling their ballah pants on!! [cheers.gif]
Ha! I'm decidedly not a baller, but pricing was fair. A rare splurge.
Alfert had to nudge him.

;)
by Robert.A.Jr.
August 3rd, 2020, 11:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py
Replies: 62
Views: 2591

Re: TN: 2018 Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py

William Kelley wrote:
August 3rd, 2020, 9:39 am
Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
August 3rd, 2020, 4:00 am
Had a Dejournaries Impenitent 2016 last week to remind me how damn good that vintage is.
Guess you meant to write Desvignes, but had Domaine Jules Desjouneys on your mind, too?
Lol. Yes, Desvignes! Thanks for catching that.
by Robert.A.Jr.
August 3rd, 2020, 4:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py
Replies: 62
Views: 2591

Re: TN: 2018 Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py

I’m with Otto, mixed experience with 2018. Had a Dejournaries Impenitent 2016 last week to remind me how damn good that vintage is.

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